22 Apr 2012

Stephen Hendry rolls back the year at the Crucible

8:52 am on 22 April 2012

Stephen Hendry rolled back the years to make the 10th maximum break in the history of the world snooker championships on the opening day of this year's tournament in Sheffield.

Hendry's third 147 at the Crucible came in the seventh frame of his first round match against Stuart Bingham and helped the seven-time former world champion take an 6-1 lead.

It was the 11th maximum of Hendry's career, and moved him level with Ronnie O'Sullivan in the Crucible 147 stakes.

It is 12 years since Hendry, as defending champion, was beaten by Bingham in the first round in Sheffield.

He has not won a world title since.